Projects

Here you can learn about some instructional design projects I’ve worked on.

Faculty-created Micro-lectures

I have worked closely with our faculty to prepare them for teaching in different modalities. One of these is to create pre-recorded short, succinct videos as preparation work for students before they attend an active learning session.

Redesigning UICOM Phase 1 Curriculum

In preparation for the newly redesigned curriculum that debuted in fall 2017, I presented a design mock-up with a colleague from our Peoria campus to faculty and administration to demonstrate how to create connections between various services that students, staff, and faculty use. This is specific to ‘phase 1’ of the curriculum, which includes the M1 and M2 years.

Redesigning UICOM Phase 2 Curriculum

The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) is currently underway in redesigning the curriculum from the ground up. Phase 2 of the curriculum at UICOM involves what is typically known as the 3rd year of medical school (M3) and required / optional clerkships to complete.

Developing the UICOM Faculty & Staff Website

I created and maintain a website for faculty development and best practices for faculty and staff.

Osmosis

At the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM), we subscribe to a self-paced study tool called Osmosis for student and faculty use. Over the 4+ years we have been using it, it has proved to be very popular with students and faculty alike.

Ally Implementation for Accessiblity

Ally is a product for accessibility that we are using at the University of Illinois (UIC) to ensure our content is accessible to all people, regardless of disability. A pilot was implemented in fall 2019 and included instructional designers from all colleges with faculty and students to test it out. Ally uses machine learning algorithms to check uploaded documents and makes suggestions for how to improve them.

Creating Interactive Modules Using Articulate Rise & Storyline

For the Illinois Medicine Curriculum (IMC), I collaborated with faculty to create educational modules using Articulate Rise. Here are some examples of my work. After many years of campaigning for the college to purchase a subscription to Articulate, I was successful and we even got a team license so some anatomy faculty could create their own modules.

Redesign of an Online Course for Northern Illinois University V1

For summer 2020, I redesigned a graduate course called Media Design: Multimedia (ETT 555) and taught it during an 8-week term. I converted the course to Blackboard Ultra view from the Original view for this particular delivery. As it turned out, the version of Blackboard Ultra used for this course was lacking in some useful functionality for both instructors and students.

Redesign of an Online Course for Northern Illinois University V2

Overview After redesigning and teaching ETT 555 Media Design: Multimedia at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in summer 2020, I realized that the Ultra view in Blackboard wasn’t sufficient so I went back to the Original view for spring 2021. I relied upon my instructional design skills as well as feedback from students and my mentor, … Continue reading Redesign of an Online Course for Northern Illinois University V2

Explaining How to Use Adobe Spark

This is an example of using Camtasia to record and edit a short video tutorial for staff and faculty on how to use Adobe Spark as a presentation tool alternative to PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, or other presentation software. Responsibilities: Instructional Design, multimedia design Target Audience: Faculty and staff at UICOM Tools Used: Adobe Spark, … Continue reading Explaining How to Use Adobe Spark

Correcting and Improving Automatic Transcripts of Video Recordings at UICOM

Around 2019, some of our international students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) met with me to talk about the automatic transcripts created for all of our video content in our video storage system, Echo360. Internally, we had turned on the transcripts feature in spring 2019 as a pilot to determine the accuracy of the built-in automatic speech recognition (ASR) tool in the software and figure out how to best provide students with additional ways to consume the video content.

Internal Training for Staff for Blackboard Content System Management

At the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), we use the learning management system, Blackboard. The university pays for storage space and most staff are not aware of it. Many staff and faculty are also not aware of the content system within Blackboard and how to use it appropriately.

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